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When I render my background changes color.

Posted: Tue, 22nd Jul 2008, 3:45pm

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FXhomer71833

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I created a white background product and when I render it, it turns black in my final cut. It also plays slow and some frames stick.

It was created from an mov file and rendered in the same format.

What am I doing wrong?
Posted: Tue, 22nd Jul 2008, 4:23pm

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Simon K Jones

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How are you creating the white background? If you're changing the canvas colour, that won't change anything in the actual render - the canvas colour is just for reference while working.

If you want an actual solid colour in the background, you should either import a still image of that colour, or create a grade object of the colour (using the color gradient filter set to 'normal' blend).
Posted: Tue, 22nd Jul 2008, 4:31pm

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FXhomer71833

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Where do I go to set it to normal? What am I setting to normal?
Posted: Tue, 22nd Jul 2008, 5:14pm

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FXhomer71833

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How can I make a still image of that color?
Posted: Tue, 22nd Jul 2008, 7:20pm

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Plainly

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Go in Paint and fill everything with the colour. Ctrl+S.

For the playing slow and frames sticking problem, are you sure it's not just because the file's so huge that your computer has trouble playing it? How big is the file? How long is it?

Plainly
Posted: Tue, 22nd Jul 2008, 8:38pm

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FXhomer46784

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FXhomer71833 wrote:

Where do I go to set it to normal? What am I setting to normal?
Click the effect layer and set the blend mode to normal. But the still image method is easier. Just use Paint.
Posted: Tue, 22nd Jul 2008, 10:34pm

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FXhomer71833

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Thank you for all of your help, but I am a rookie and a lot of things need to be spelled out for me. For example, what do you mean paint? Microsoft paint? FX Paint? I hit "control s" and nothing happened... If it is a tool what tab would it be under?

As for the sticking... perhaps the size is the problem. It is 1.99gb. How do I make it smaller? This file is to be played on my website.
Posted: Tue, 22nd Jul 2008, 11:17pm

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Microsoft paint. Basically, you want to create a picture that is the color you want for the background. Then import that picture into VisionLab.

The size of the rendered file is directly related to the render settings you select. It is most likely set to Uncompressed currently, which creates huge files with maximum quality. You can greatly reduce the file size by selecting a codec to render to that is more suitable for web viewing. The choice is up to you, really.

There is a video tutorial on the rendering system [url=http://fxhome.com/support/video-tutorials/category/6/rendering]here]/url], but it is actually a bit out of date; the rendering system was recently changed so that the video tutorial is no longer entirely accurate. Basically though, more render options were added in the new render engine.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Jul 2008, 6:11am

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FXhomer71833

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I did that and it covers my footage. How can I set the color behind my actors. Also, What is a codec? My render choces are animation, dvcpro, dv, uncompressed targa and png. Which one is good fot the web?
Posted: Wed, 23rd Jul 2008, 6:24am

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You should download the latest version of VisionLab.

Also, have a look at the video tutorials, which are the wuickest way to get familiar with the basics of the program. That link is for the timeline section, which will help you understand the concept and function of layers.

A codec is essentially a file format. Of the choices you listed, none are suitable for the web. This is because VisionLab isn't intended to be the final stop in the process of post-production. Generally visual effects would be rendered out from Visionlab and added to the final edit of a film, before the entire thing is compressed for final distribution. To keep the quality high throughout this process, VisionLab only made available high-quality codecs.

Until the most recent versions, that is, which offer may more choices, including some lower quality ones that are more suitable for the web.